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Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 6.28 GMT
Russia concerned over foreign interference in nations


Russia expressed concern over foreign interferences in domestic affairs of sovereign countries, including Sri Lanka.

The recent US-sponsored resolution in the UN Human Rights Council was politically motivated and has discredited the UNHRC, Russian Ambassador Alexander Kadakin told reporters yesterday ahead of the BRICS Summit in New Delhi.

He was asked about the differences between India and Russia over the resolution on Sri Lanka.

"Why did it all of a sudden decide to take up a country-specific resolution? That is not how the UNHRC works," he added.

About the situation in Syria, he said foreign interference in domestic affairs is ever-increasing under the pretext of protecting civilians.

"A new war in the region, already overburdened with armed conflicts and acute crises, will rapidly deteriorate the situation in the vast Asian region, will entail shocks in the oil markets and, therefore, in the entire global economy," he said.





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